Sunday, April 28, 2013

Words to Mull & Cull #4 - Nurture Faith in a Neighborhood of Fear

Words to Mull & Cull #3 - Stand Up Tall

I bought a Mother Jones magazine early last year mostly for the number of great illustrations from some big name illustrators.  It happened to have a very entertaining interview with Timm Gunn of Project Runway, which is where I got this idea from.  You can read it here in his response to the first question.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Words to Mull & Cull #2 - Take a Walk

Words to Mull & Cull #1 - Lend Your Ear

Words to Mull & Cull - The Introduction

Dear friends,
"Words to Mull & Cull" is a new cartoon/webcomic/call-it-what-you-will series I'm starting.  My plan is to post at least one a week but hopefully more.  From what I have in my sketchbook so far the focus is on friendly advice, philosophy, facts and non-sense. 

I decided to limit the size to a single panel newspaper comic. I'm trying to use minimal preliminary drawings and going straight to brush and ink.  One reason is speed.  Another is to keep a sense of spontaneity and to try and get into a zen state.  For now I'm sticking to a limited color pallet reminiscent of vintage newspaper comics or Japanese woodblock prints.  I scanned a page from an old paperback to give a sense of age and provide some texture.

I hope you'll find something to mull on. Then, as cull implies, save what you want and discard the rest.

Warm regards,
Big Tall Ken